Author Archives: By Ray Painter MD, Mark Painter

Proposed MIPS rule modifies 2018 requirements

The proposed rule for MACRA and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program was released June 21, 2017. As expected, the program requiring the implementation of the new MIPS scoring system and incentives to move to alternative payment models (APMs) will continue. This proposed rule represents a modification of the 2018 requirements as the program

CMS releases pay, Quality Payment Program rules

The surprising results of the 2016 election have many scrambling to figure out what is next. So we are going to leave the speculation of change to the Affordable Care Act, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), EHR, value-based medicine, and the potential impacts to patients and physicians to future articles and focus on

Improving Practice Staff Performance – Essentials for Success

PRS Consulting works with numerous physicians and groups of all sizes and needs. We see first-hand how individual practices confront the reality of growing financial pressures while delivering quality care and services. While many practices are facing serious organizational and financial issues, there are those that are manging better – true survivors in today’s challenging

QRUR: What is it, and why should you care?

I have heard that Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) for 2015 have been released and that some practices are facing payment penalties for next year. What is a QRUR? How do I find out if I am going to be penalized? Your question has a longer answer than this article allows. We will provide only a